Met warns of destructive winds over the weekend
means is that moisture has started entering the country,” said Mr Zinyemba.
He said moist air moved into Zimbabwe from Botswana and South Africa as forecast, bringing in cloudy and rainy weather initially in all Matabeleland provinces and covering the entire country by October 3.
“During the weekend, rainfall amounts were generally light but there were pockets where significant amounts were measured at some of our meteorological stations.”
Manicaland Province recorded the highest amount of rainfall on Sunday, with Rusape having received 30 millimetres. Other places within the province also recorded over 20 millimetres of rainfall.
In Bulawayo, the Goetz Observatory recorded eight millimetres on Sunday while in Matabeleland South, Beitbridge received the highest amount of 15 millimetres on Saturday, with Matopos recording only four millimetres on Sunday.
The Midlands Province also received some rains with Gweru having recorded 10 millimetres on Saturday and Makoholi in Masvingo Province recording 11 millimetres.
Most parts of Mashonaland East received between five and eight millimetres while in Matabeleland North, Tsholotsho had the highest amount of rainfall of three millimetres on Sunday. Mashonaland Central experienced some little traces of rain.
The MSD expected the weather as from Tuesday to Thursday to be cloudy, cool, windy and drizzly conditions to continue in the southern half of Zimbabwe but the whole country should become progressively hot and less cloudy by the end of the period.
“An update will be issued if the situation changes abruptly. This is because the weather patterns are changing rapidly as the transition from winter to summer is very short,” he said. — @winnie_masara